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'Lady Emma Hamilton' rose Description
'Lady Emma Hamilton' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beverly Sloan
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbrother
Exhibition name: Lady Emma Hamilton
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2005).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2007 as 'Lady Emma Hamilton'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Strong, fruity, geranium, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or shrub.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 17,709  on  8 May 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  13 Oct 2005
Notes:
Named for Admiral Lord Nelson's lover. Lady Emma Hamilton was released on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the pivotal naval battle of the 19th century Napoleonic Wars that cemented Great Britain's naval supremacy for a century but at the cost of Admiral Lord Nelson's life.